Arsenal boss confident of agreeing deal with £90k-a-week star

By on February 9, 2018

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Arsene Wenger is increasingly confident Jack Wilshere will sign a new deal after the Arsenal midfielder was offered a new incentive-based contract worth £90,000-a-week.

Wilshere has been with Arsenal his entire career having progressed through the youth system but his future at the club is in doubt as his current contract is due to expire at the end of the season.

Understandably, given his long history of injury problems over the past few years, Arsenal are reluctant to tie Jack down to a new lucrative deal so the Mirror claim we’ve offered him a contract worth £90,000-a-week which includes big incentives linked to appearances.

This offer on the table is a pay-cut on his basic salary but Wilshere would earn a lot more if he manages to stay injury free and continues to play games on a regular basis.

The Mirror claim the 26-year-old is close to putting pen to paper and committing his future to Arsenal and Wenger says he’s ‘positive’ Wilshere will eventually sign a new extension.

However, the boss sounds less optimistic over Aaron Ramsey as the Welshman has 18 months left on his deal and there is no sign he’s ready to sign an extension any time soon.

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Rambo will be 28 by the time his current deal expires and he’s expressed a desire to play abroad so he could decide to follow a growing number of players who choose to run down their contracts to secure lucrative free transfer moves.

Wenger is quoted as saying by the Mirror:

“I’m positive, because I want him (Wilshere) to stay. I do the maximum I can to make him happy.

“Aaron is a little bit different because he has less time-constraints than with Jack. With Jack it is now. With Aaron, do we lose two weeks or three weeks, it doesn’t matter much.

“I want him to stay as well… if he starts to score more hat-tricks!”

I’m confident we’ll find an agreement with Wilshere over the coming weeks, which will obviously be a huge boost, but I fear Ramsey will prove to be a lot more difficult.

He’s facing a huge decision in his career. Does he want to commit to Arsenal and see out the best years of his career with us? Or run down his contract and secure a lucrative free transfer abroad in 2019?

If he continues to stall over a new deal, then I just hope Arsenal have learned their lesson. Get a final answer in the summer and if Ramsey doesn’t sign a new deal, then he should be sold before the transfer window closes in August.